Covid-19 Information

Coronavirus (covid-19) health and safety measures in place in our libraries

Covid-19 Information | Faisnéis Covid-19


Libraries Re-open for Borrowing

Welcome back readers!

Our libraries are now open for borrowing.

The Reference Library and Local Studies are operating a phone and email service only.

Maximum numbers apply in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines and best practice. Readers can borrow up to 12 items. 

Face coverings are mandatory in all branches of Cork City Libraries. 

We ask that you do not borrow from the library if you or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19. If you have library items at home, and then you or a household member develop symptoms, please do not return your items until you have completed a 14 day isolation period and are fever free for the last 5 days.

You can still renew your items on the phone or online.

Priority hour for elderly or at risk patrons is 10 am – 11 am.

Under 12s must be supervised at all times.

Please follow the guided paths and maximum numbers. Please keep apart. Please sanitise your hands, and cover if you have to cough.

As maximum numbers will apply we ask that you limit your visit to a quick visit.

Remote printing, self-service photocopying, and printing from USB is available at some of our libraries.

The following services are still not available in our libraries at the moment due to hygiene and social distance rules:

  • public computers
  • reading spaces and study spaces
  • newspapers and magazines
  • sales, or donations
  • clubs, events, meeting spaces
  • visits from groups or classes

We hope to resume these services at a later phase.